I just received this in my inbox – I highly recommend you check it out. It is something that will affect us all unless we put our collective foot down. WC

CONGRESS – Say NO to ALL UNFAIR, NEW State and Local Wireless Taxes – For Three Years!

Support a Cell Phone Tax Moratorium Today

Congress is now back in session for 2008 and is again working to forge consumer-friendly telecom policies that will impact more than 253 million American wireless consumers just like you. Already, there is important legislation being considered in Washington, D.C., and you can make a difference by letting your U.S. Representative and your Senators know where you stand. Please act now to support a 3-year freeze on any new, discriminatory state and local wireless taxes.

Today’s American wireless consumer faces a tremendously unfair financial burden:

  • Wireless taxes are currently DOUBLE or TRIPLE that of other goods and services.
  • Nationally, the annual wireless tax consumer debt is now a whopping approximately $20 billion dollars!
  • Consumers already pay an average of 15% in combined federal, state and local government taxes and fees on their monthly wireless bills.
  • Because unfair, new state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on wireless are regressive, the burden often falls especially hard on fixed-income users such as seniors, working families and small businesses.
  • Too often, this tax responsibility puts wireless out of reach for far too many who have come to rely upon its value, convenience and safety as a preferred communications tool for their daily lives.

Legislation has been introduced in the 110th Congress providing for a 3-year freeze (or tax moratorium) for wireless, which would put a stop to all new, discriminatory state and local wireless taxes. You can help today by urging your Congressman and Senators in Washington to pass a Cell Phone Tax Moratorium, placing a 3-year freeze on all new, discriminatory state and local wireless taxes.

6 thoughts on “ Update

  1. 8) yes now it’s readable 8)

    I wrote to my representative. I offered him m&m’s in return for his vote. That’s what I was supposed to do right?

    Seriously, I wrote the letter.

    Hey the M&Ms is a good idea – it could sway his vote. 😉


  2. They just can’t leave this stuff alone, can they?
    I signed and sent and may even call McGovern (personal friend of my M-I-L)
    Like the fees on the cell bills aren’t ridiculous enough.
    How stupid do they think we are?
    Sheesh . . .


    Well, apparently, out here we are that stupid. The idiot voters of California voted in a $9 phone tax yesterday. Because they were too damn stupid to read the language and realize that they were being tricked by some fancy language that made them think they were being given a tax reduction. The only problem with that was that the tax didn’t exist in the first place, that is until they voted for it, yesterday. Cripes!


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